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Fingers at the Window (1942)

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A fun though abortive bid to pair crime-solving duo Lew Ayres and Laraine Day for a series of thrillers, this murder mystery benefits from good performances by the leads. The plot involves a series of axe murders in Chicago being perpetrated by the patients of an insane asylum, all of whom have been hypnotically conditioned to kill by madman Doctor Santelle (Basil Rathbone). The plot is finally foiled by Oliver Duffy (Ayres), a former actor-turned-amateur sleuth, just in time to save his none-too-bright companion Edwina (Day). Though the suspense elements are fairly well-mounted, they are too frequently diluted by some rather ill-conceived attempts at comic relief. Despite his popularity as Doctor Kildare, Ayres' star potential would fade quickly after this film thanks to his subsequent conscientious-objector status during World War II.

Cast

Lew Ayres
as Oliver Duffy
Laraine Day
as Edwina Brown
Basil Rathbone
as Dr. H. Santelle
Walter Kingsford
as Dr. Cromwell
Miles Mander
as Dr. Kurt Immelman
Charles D. Brown
as Inspector Gallagher
Cliff Clark
as Lieutenant Allison
James Flavin
as Lieutenant Schaeffer
Russell Hicks
as Dr. Chandley
Charles Wagenheim
as Fred Bixley
Robert E. Homans
as Officer O'Garrity
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This is the kind of picture actors do when they need work.

September 11, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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